thermal expansion

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ther·mal ex·pan·sion

(thĕrmăl eks-panshŭn)
Enlargement caused by heat.
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Normally, the ballast (little rocks) is damaged owing to ground movement, vibrations, contraction and heat expansion.
A spokesman for Network Rail said: "Our modern rails are far more resistant to heat expansion and buckling than they used to be.
The entire fully automated process was done in approximately 20 seconds, adjusting for part length variation, heat expansion, and a near zero tip geometry tolerance requirement.
Conventional bismaleimide resin-impregnated prepreg has been already used for high-temperature applications such as automotive and motorbike engine compartments, but it degrades due to resin oxidation after continuous use at high temperatures, including the formation of microcracks after repeated heat expansion and contraction.
The vast body of scientific research on climate change indicates that rising sea levels are attributable to the heat expansion of ocean waters and the melting of glaciers and polar ice caps as average global temperatures rise due to the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere generated by human activity, such as the mass consumption of fossil fuels and deforestation.
The elasticity of the adhesive evens out among other things the differences in heat expansion between the metal and the amorphous plastic.
Be sure to communicate to your die maker the typical temperature at which you run so he can make the correct heat expansion calculation to prevent the die from expanding to an oblong shape.
When I worked on the railways in the war before being called up there used to be a gap left in the tracks for heat expansion, with a plate holding them together with two bolts either side.
The terrestrial globe, where the gravitational compression prevails over much of the heat expansion, is an evident analogue for the model of this kind.
The nozzle flange slides along the back of the manifold to compensate for heat expansion.